CDC’s NIOSH Debuts Small Business Traveler Safety Web Page

Helps travelers plan for safety and health abroad

Media Statement

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has unveiled a new web page that provides valuable information and tools for small business employers and employees to plan for safety and health when traveling abroad.

Small Business International Travel Resource

The Small Business International Travel Resource page is designed to help small business with fewer than 50 employees plan for their personnel travel internationally safely before, during and after the trips take place.

Resources for employers and employees scheduled for international job assignments include:

  • Employer Task Timelinepdf icon: Provides a process for planning travel and protecting an employee and a business by identifying key risk, liabilities and the necessary logistics and communication needs.
  • Travel Planner: Employers can review this checklist with employees specific to their job, location, and personal needs to help them manage key risks, liability, logistics, and communication abroad.
  • Post Travel Reportpdf icon:  Helps employees prepare for completing onsite activities and communications, and on the upcoming transition to daily life at home, encouraging scheduling leave for needed rest and reorientation upon return.

More information on travel needs can also be found at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health page, and overall small business health and safety resources can be found on NIOSH’s Small Business topic page.

NIOSH is the federal institute that conducts research and makes recommendations for preventing work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths. For more information about NIOSH visit


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Page last reviewed: September 17, 2019